The Cubs lost one, won one, and tied one this weekend, which is basically tying the weekend.
But a bunch of other stuff happened around here, too …
Friday, March 3
- Among Friday’s Bullets, a way to think about rules changes that *could* change your perspective a bit.
- The Cubs put six prospects in the KATOH top 100, including a young shortstop about whom you may not have heard much.
- Let’s talk about Addison Russell’s power potential, and looming breakout.
- David Ross played with the Harlem Globetrotters. For real.
- Jason Heyward doesn’t have a hit yet in Spring Training, but it’s not for a lack of effort on his swing – and history says at least some bounce back from last year should be expected.
- The big leaguers who spoke about various possible rules changes … were not pleased about them.
- The Reds topped the Cubs again (enjoy it now), and almost had a no-hitter going until Eloy Jimenez crushed a homer.
Saturday, March 4
- The Cubs and Jake Arrieta are probably extremely far apart on an extension – Arrieta might be looking for a Max-Scherzer-level deal.
- Among Saturday’s Bullets, the coming free agent bonanza of Bryce Harper could include all the big boys, including the Cubs.
- The Cubs whooped up on the Dodgers on Saturday, which included a Kris Bryant grand slam.
Sunday, March 5
- The MLB Statcast crew unveiled some new statistics that we’ll be digging this season.
- Among Sunday’s Bullets, Kyle Hendricks won’t be sneaking up on anyone this year.
- The Cubs tied the Rangers at 9 (that’s three ties already! TIES!), and there was actually a whole lot to dissect from the game.